Ards and Down Area Plan 2015
Ards Borough: Kilmood
|Proposal KD 01 Settlement Limit|
|A Settlement Limit is designated in accordance with Policy SETT 1 in Volume 1 of the Plan and as indicated on Map No. 2/029, Kilmood Settlement Map.|
The Settlement Limit has been drawn to prevent further development along the Ballybunden Road and along Church Road . The Limit provides opportunities for development that will consolidate the settlement form.
Those features or combination of features that contribute to the environmental quality, integrity or character of this area are listed below.
LLPA 1 St Mary’s Church, graveyard, old courthouse and school
- cluster of four listed buildings and their surroundings – St Mary’s Parish, Church, Sexton Lodge at the entrance to the church (vacant with external murals) the former church hall opposite (now a school) and the old court house to the south (now in residential use);
- archaeological interest – 19th century church sits on site of former medieval church;
- existing graveyard with mature yew trees and attractive stone walls around church property contribute to the setting of the church; and
- church with its tall spire occupies an elevated position and comprises a prominent local landmark.